Proceedings Digital Edition

July 2012
A digital edition of the July issue of Proceedings is available for current USNI members to view. The magazine image below is a link to the online magazine and will ...

Editor's Page

July 2012
During its long and distinguished history, Proceedings has become the journal of record, the independent forum, a venue for discussing tactics and the basics of the profession, and a place ...

CEO Notes

VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.)
July 2012
The outstanding younger generation of men and women in our Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard not only want to receive content from the Naval Institute, they want to participate ...

Comment & Discussion

July 2012
The U.S. Senate Should Ratify UNCLOS (See B. May, p. 10, June 2012 Proceedings ) Remo Salta —The problem with Commander May’s argument on why the U.S. Senate should ratify ...
U.S. Navy (Kelly Schindler)

Now Hear This: The Strategic Imperative and Naval Energy Strategy

By Vice Admiral Edward S. Briggs and Captain Donald K. Forbes, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2012
The current “all-of-the-above” national energy strategy with its naval component focuses on developing alternative fuels as an antidote to the proclaimed carbon dioxide-driven climate change—to the detriment of a realistic ...
Naval History and Heritage Command

Nobody Asked Me, But . . .Fix Navy PME!

By Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Armstrong, U.S. Navy
July 2012
In the past three decades there has been a revolution in professional military education (PME) throughout the services. With the introduction of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, Joint PME (JPME) has become ...
U.S. Marine Corps (Alfred V. Lopez)

From the Deckplates: Troops' Best Friend?

By Senior Chief Jim Murphy, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2012
Ten-plus years of war in the Middle East and Central Asia have resulted in high numbers of veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, most commonly referred to by its innocuous-sounding ...
U.S. Navy (R. Brunson)

Keeping Our Amphibious Edge

By Admiral John C. Harvey Jr., U.S. Navy, and Colonel P. J. Ridderhof, U.S. Marine Corps
July 2012
From the Barbary Wars to more recent conflicts, history is replete with examples of the need for amphibious capability.
U.S. Navy (Erik Hildebrandt)

Pigeonholes or Paradigm Shifts?

By Captain Robert C. Rubel, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2012
Naval warfare is changing, and the Navy must bring vision—and history—to its plans for unmanned aerial vehicles.
U.S. Navy (Victor Cornin)

An Undersea 'Killer App'

By Captain Paul Siegrist, U.S. Navy (Retired)
July 2012
Unmanned systems are not fully refined, and their Fleet niche is still undefined. But that shouldn’t affect their progress.
U.S. Army (Aaron Perez)

China's Digital Destroyers

By Lieutenant Commander Cindy Hurst, U.S. Navy Reserve
July 2012
A significant component of the Chinese Navy’s rapid growth is its ramped-up efforts at information dominance.
U.S. Navy (Robert Guerra)

Grow the Network

By Brian Walsh
July 2012
The Navy needs to improve maritime domain awareness to aid in its operations against illicit activities on the high seas.

Book Reviews

July 2012
Ian Fleming’s Commandos: The Story of the Legendary 30 Assault Unit Nicholas Rankin. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. 416 pp. Illus. Maps. Source notes. Index. $29.95. Reviewed ...
U.S. Navy (David Rush)

Professional Notes

July 2012
The Great Green (Pierside?) Fleet vy Ray Mabus shared his vision of the “Great Green Fleet” at the Naval Energy Forum in McLean, Virginia. The Honorable Mr. Mabus remarked that ...
NOAA

Oceans: The Farming of the Sea

By Don Walsh
July 2012
Fishing is one of mankind’s oldest organized activities. From the time our earliest ancestors first sorted through tidal pools to the present day, we have been fishermen, and fishermen are ...
U.S. Navy (Chris Williamson)

U.S. Navy - Needed: A Sub Change

By Norman Polmar
July 2012
Who is in charge of the U.S. submarine force? The newly established N97 staff in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations is the Navy’s “undersea warfare” sponsor; the ...
Naval Press Service (Michael Nitz)

Combat Fleets

By Eric Wertheim
July 2012
On 27 April India commissioned the first of a new batch of Talwar -class frigates. The INS Teg was built by the Russian shipyard Yantar at Kaliningrad; she is a ...
Jen Mabe

Naval Institute Foundation

July 2012
Keeping USNI ahead of the Curve The Naval Institute is evolving rapidly to stay relevant in a challenging high-tech environment. To this end, we are harnessing the enormous power of ...
U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive

From Our Archive

July 2012
'Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.' Publilius Syrus (85–43 BC) “An unsteadier hand than young Mehrtens’ might have brought the flagship to grief; a truer ...